Adoption on hold for medical reasons

Update – Feb/21 Bailey is doing great! The wintery Maryland weather isn’t his favorite, and he will take any excuse to snuggle in a warm blanket while it snows outside. We have been focusing on his favorite indoor activities: ripping up toys, practicing “tricks” (sit, stay, come), and hibernating.

Bailey’s favorite activities are snuggling, sleeping, and snuggling while sleeping. He is an affectionate, 60lb lapdog who could easily win Best Personality. A friend to everyone he meets, Bailey loves people and wants to say ‘Hi’ to every dog in his neighborhood. He is enthusiastically curious about cats too.

Bailey’s life has been difficult but you would never guess that given how outgoing and trusting he is. He is blind in both eyes although he may be able to see shadows. When he first arrived at his foster’s house we thought he had neurological damage due to a (very endearing) head tilt and a mild circling gait. Even though a previous vet pointed this out as well, his current vet thinks it could be attributed to musculoskeletal alignment. Growing up, Bailey spent most of his life outdoors, chained to a refrigerator, so his body may have adapted in a way that a visit to the doggie chiropractor can assist with.

He would be best placed in a house where he won’t be left alone all day. Probably due to his rough past, Bailey suffers from separation anxiety. Living with another dog would probably be a great fit or – better yet- a work-from-home human to lay next to all day. Managing his anxiety will most likely get easier with time; Bailey is a smart guy who is very trainable and has a great memory.

Bailey was born to be someone’s dedicated and steadfast companion. He approaches the ‘man’s best friend’ moniker like it’s his job. He may be blind, but he is very empathetic and senses the kind of friend you need the moment you walk through the door. If you like to cuddle, take meandering walks, charm the pants off people, and – yes- share the warm spot on the couch, then you and Bailey would be a great fit. To watch a video of Bailey click here.

Bailey is not currently available for adoption for medical reasons.

About Me

  • Sex Male (not neutered)
  • Size Large (60)
  • Age 5 years, 8 months old(approx. DOB Jul 27, 2015)
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Good with other dogs? Yes
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with children? Unknown


Currently fostered in Annapolis, MD. (Transport is available)

Health Info

  • Vision Vision impaired(Cause: May see shadows - Suspected retinal deterioration)
  • Health Notes
    Has heartworm (begins treatment 3/1). Vet recommended seeing a chiropractor for musculoskeletal misalignment. Aside from that Bailey is happy and healthy!

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